Holistic dental care from Petaluma area dentist
We offer a wide array of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic services to keep everyone’s smile healthy and beautiful. Our solutions include fillings, crowns and bridges, dentures, implants, periodontal therapy, and cosmetic procedures. All of the procedures and treatments we offer utilize biocompatible, metal-free materials. We are also specially trained in the safe removal of amalgam fillings.
The importance of regular check-ups
Over the years, we’ve found that not all patients understand the importance of preventative dental care and regular check-ups. The belief is often that if you’re brushing and flossing regularly at home, and don’t have pain, everything is fine. While this may be the case (and we hope it is), regular dental visits for everyone are important to oral health and overall wellbeing.
There is a connection between the health of the mouth and the rest of the body. Patients who do not regularly visit the dentist routinely have higher instances of cavities and gum disease. When these dental conditions are left untreated, they can put you at risk for other conditions; such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Another common reason for avoiding dental visits is the fear of expensive dental work. The irony is that when tooth decay and gum disease are caught early, the treatment can be both affordable and conservative. If left untreated, both can end up costing significantly more money in the long run as the need for extensive restoration comes into play.
If you are ready to make your dental health a priority, call our office today and schedule consultations to meet with Dr. Smida and our team.